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Guys, have anyone of you tried parking mode with the auto off timer (example: 3 hours) function? 

 

Does it really turn off after the set time so that your battery doesn't get drained or too low?

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Guys, have anyone of you tried parking mode with the auto off timer (example: 3 hours) function? 

 

Does it really turn off after the set time so that your battery doesn't get drained or too low?

 

You want parking with auto timer, you might as well just unplug it the moment you leave your vehicle. 

Else just leave it with the battery voltage limit set so that it cuts off once your battery dips below the threshold voltage.

 

I don't see why anyone would ever be using the timer function for an in-car camera... if your camera cut off because the battery ran out at the 181st minute - that's something out of your control.

 

Whereas, if something happened to your parked vehicle at the 181st minute of parking and your camera decides to cut off because you set it that way... well ain't that a sight!

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You want parking with auto timer, you might as well just unplug it the moment you leave your vehicle. 

Else just leave it with the battery voltage limit set so that it cuts off once your battery dips below the threshold voltage.

 

I don't see why anyone would ever be using the timer function for an in-car camera... if your camera cut off because the battery ran out at the 181st minute - that's something out of your control.

 

Whereas, if something happened to your parked vehicle at the 181st minute of parking and your camera decides to cut off because you set it that way... well ain't that a sight!

 

Thanks for the comments, my reasons are:

 

Dealer already wired my system to parking mode, I'm not able to disable the parking function through the app. Unless get them to rewire.

 

I think having a fixed timing does have limited benefits vs nothing at all, e.g when parked for short periods at the mall, coffeeshop, etc of cos won't apply to home carpark.

 

I'm not sure if the voltage cut off is reliable, hence fixed timing would be better?

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Thanks for the comments, my reasons are:

 

Dealer already wired my system to parking mode, I'm not able to disable the parking function through the app. Unless get them to rewire.

 

I think having a fixed timing does have limited benefits vs nothing at all, e.g when parked for short periods at the mall, coffeeshop, etc of cos won't apply to home carpark.

 

I'm not sure if the voltage cut off is reliable, hence fixed timing would be better?

 

Just set to the highest voltage cut off reading - 12.3V if i remember correctly.

 

I once set to something lower, and when it finally did cut off, my battery didn't have enough juice to start up the car.

Had to call a tow truck to jump start and change my battery as well (it was old).

 

Anyway, isn't there a power cable that leads to your in car camera? You could just pull out the plug there to power it off - that's what I did for mine.

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Thanks,

 

 I went with this as I realized temperature is also a consideration:

 

https://www.lazada.sg/-i160457816-s689216684.html?urlFlag=true&mp=1

 

 

iRoad branded card is not necessary.

 

Any big brand's rated Class 10 and above will be fine.

 

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If the price is about the same, get one that is rated U3 (unofficially "Class 30").  V60 usually costs quite a bit more; don't bother for a car cam.  The same goes to those special "high endurance" type meant for "video."

 

Myself been using Samsung EVO Plus U3, and they have been performing fine.

 

Most importantly, get the largest capacity you can afford.  The X5 accepts up to 256GB.

 

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Hello, i cant connect to my Iroad software V9.. since upgrading iroad software, cant connect wifi anymore.. anyone facing same issue?

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Hello, i cant connect to my Iroad software V9.. since upgrading iroad software, cant connect wifi anymore.. anyone facing same issue?

 

Hi, try switching off your mobile data before connecting.

I had similar issues previously, workshop to me to try that and it works.

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Hi, try switching off your mobile data before connecting.

I had similar issues previously, workshop to me to try that and it works.

Thanks.. it works!!

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Guys, have anyone of you tried parking mode with the auto off timer (example: 3 hours) function? 

 

Does it really turn off after the set time so that your battery doesn't get drained or too low?

I did do the test before. Yes, it will auto shut down the device after 3 hours. It will be automatic start back once u start your engine.

If you press power button to shut down, it will not auto start after you start your car. This is the different.

 

Agree less people will prefer use the shut down timer as parking mode is made to record during parking, and that's the purpose we bought.

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Hi,new user here. Currently have an X9. Is there a need for external battery pack? Currently I don't have one and saw that it is still functioning after parking for 3hrs. Any recommendations or settings? Thanks.

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For a typical car with a healthy battery, you shouldn't need to worry about one single night of parking with the camera on - just turn on motion detection and you should be good.

 

Unless your car park has continuous traffic non-stop (even into the late night like 3, 4AM) then I would recommend you turn off your camera.

 

External battery packs, I think it's overrated. If someone wants to deliberately vandalize your vehicle, they will wait until your battery runs out - it's a no-brainer to see the LED stop flashing to know the camera is off/dead.

 

If you are so afraid of your car getting ding-ed by someone else when parked outside, just drive a bit further and find a more quiet spot to park in. With the camera set to motion-detection, chances of you *really* needing a battery pack are virtually zero.

 

And btw, with a battery pack costing in the range of $100-$200+++, it can get costly very quickly, because chances are that you've hooked it up to your car battery to charge - and you'll most probably end up doing "top-up charges" a lot more often than you think, since in Singapore most car trips end in less than 30 minutes. And then your battery pack will go kaputt very quickly in a year or so.

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For a typical car with a healthy battery, you shouldn't need to worry about one single night of parking with the camera on - just turn on motion detection and you should be good.

 

Unless your car park has continuous traffic non-stop (even into the late night like 3, 4AM) then I would recommend you turn off your camera.

 

External battery packs, I think it's overrated. If someone wants to deliberately vandalize your vehicle, they will wait until your battery runs out - it's a no-brainer to see the LED stop flashing to know the camera is off/dead.

 

If you are so afraid of your car getting ding-ed by someone else when parked outside, just drive a bit further and find a more quiet spot to park in. With the camera set to motion-detection, chances of you *really* needing a battery pack are virtually zero.

 

And btw, with a battery pack costing in the range of $100-$200+++, it can get costly very quickly, because chances are that you've hooked it up to your car battery to charge - and you'll most probably end up doing "top-up charges" a lot more often than you think, since in Singapore most car trips end in less than 30 minutes. And then your battery pack will go kaputt very quickly in a year or so.

External Batteries + parking mode does two things:

1) Act as a deterrence to poor behaviour around your car.

2) Prevent the voiding of your battery warranty from your AD/PI.

 

It's not going to stop someone breaking into your car or damaging your car if they are targeting you. But it'll act as a deterrence for someone not targeting you. It's like any alarm system or insurance: it's up to the owner to determine how much risk vs cost they want to take around their asset.

 

Also, LiPo batteries (like those in car external batteries) and Lithium Ion batteries (like in a phone) actually prefer trickle charging over full charging from 0 to 100%. The battery care you are referring to is for nicad batteries which aren't really used in modern electronic batteries.

 

You pay more for LiPo batteries because they are "safer" in extreme conditions.

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I am referring to the memory effect for lithium batteries, as most of these external battery packs made for in-car cameras are.

 

Yes, you will pay more for packs that are made of "better technology", and these can even cost anywhere from $300+++.

 

Is it worth it, in my opinion? Not really, as you will probably kill off the battery faster with the constant "topping-off" charging by driving around in Singapore. The battery drains up the most when you leave it overnight or during the day, and then you drive it around a bit to "charge it up", which probably isn't really able to charge it up all the way to "trickle charge" voltage.

 

I could be wrong though - with these new technologies just coming into the picture. Anyone could try to prove me wrong with a review like 1-2 years after using the battery pack...

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External Batteries + parking mode does two things:

1) Act as a deterrence to poor behaviour around your car.

2) Prevent the voiding of your battery warranty from your AD/PI.

 

It's not going to stop someone breaking into your car or damaging your car if they are targeting you. But it'll act as a deterrence for someone not targeting you. It's like any alarm system or insurance: it's up to the owner to determine how much risk vs cost they want to take around their asset.

 

Also, LiPo batteries (like those in car external batteries) and Lithium Ion batteries (like in a phone) actually prefer trickle charging over full charging from 0 to 100%. The battery care you are referring to is for nicad batteries which aren't really used in modern electronic batteries.

 

You pay more for LiPo batteries because they are "safer" in extreme conditions.

And one more thing - having an external battery pack as "deterrent" is pretty much useless if your memory card can't contain all the footage that the battery pack allows for it to store.

 

Most owners probably have "overwrite" turned on in their in-car cameras - and if you don't, and your camera shuts off when the memory card gets full, then it's really good-luck to you if you expect it to work as a "deterrent".

 

So you leave your car alone for a week or two of holiday - your car gets hit on the first or second day. Fast forward to the end of 2 weeks and you come back - sure your camera's still running, but your footage from the first or second day has already been overwritten by stuff from the 10th or 11th day since you were gone.... so there's nothing that can help you from your in-car camera.

 

Of course, yes yes, I know all of this is debatable... but you get the picture.

 

Useful? Not so much, in my opinion.

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And one more thing - having an external battery pack as "deterrent" is pretty much useless if your memory card can't contain all the footage that the battery pack allows for it to store.

 

Most owners probably have "overwrite" turned on in their in-car cameras - and if you don't, and your camera shuts off when the memory card gets full, then it's really good-luck to you if you expect it to work as a "deterrent".

 

So you leave your car alone for a week or two of holiday - your car gets hit on the first or second day. Fast forward to the end of 2 weeks and you come back - sure your camera's still running, but your footage from the first or second day has already been overwritten by stuff from the 10th or 11th day since you were gone.... so there's nothing that can help you from your in-car camera.

 

Of course, yes yes, I know all of this is debatable... but you get the picture.

 

Useful? Not so much, in my opinion.

For me, a $300 battery pack is a pretty small price to pay against a 100k car. But that's my opinion.

 

It's all debatable. For example, if someone smashed into my parked car and hit and run during a time where the car battery would have otherwise cut-off, then I would call it the best investment ever. Of course, no one ever wants that.

 

It's just like insurance. You never want to use it, but when you need it, you thank the stars you got it.

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Hi, I recently installed an iRoad X9 with battery pack.

Anyone know where to buy the GPS module from and if there will be any issues when the module is attached?

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Hi, I recently installed an iRoad X9 with battery pack.

Anyone know where to buy the GPS module from and if there will be any issues when the module is attached?

Buy it direct from the Corvit website. They have an online store you can purchase it from here in SG.

 

I have the same setup:

- X9, iroad Power Pack and GPS module.

 

Works perfectly fine. Just make sure to position the GPS module a distance from the actual camera to prevent interference. I have the module routed to the top of the passenger side of the windscreen and it works great.

 

In saying that, having purchased the module I can't say it adds much value. It enables the ATAS, but I can't say it works amazing. It "alerts" in a few different ways that you end up just ignoring the alerting now. I suppose the other benefit is it records the speed, but that's a bit of a double edged sword (e.g unless you always keep to the speed limit, one can clearly see if you were speeding etc)

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